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McCain: Ford-Class Overruns May Mean Fewer Supercarriers

McCain: Ford-Class Overruns May Mean Fewer Supercarriers | Upsetment | Scoop.it
The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday blasted the U.S. Navy's Ford-class aircraft carrier program as an acquisition debacle.
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In case you were wondering how our friends in the Military-Industrial Complex are doing, here's an answer. They are making lots of money while producing little of worth. Don't expect anything to change soon because there are military related jobs and contracts in almost every congressional district and those contractors sure know how to give political donations. I wonder what would happen if elections were publicly financed with no or minimal outside contributions. I bet the DoD would have a big problem floating such a boondoggle.

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US-funded Afghan C-27s scrapped for 6 cents per pound

US-funded Afghan C-27s scrapped for 6 cents per pound | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Most of the C-27 transport aircraft given to the Afghanistan military as part of a failed $486 million Defense Department program were locally scrapped for just $32,000, federal auditors said Thursday.
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The U.S. military seems to know no bounds to its wastefulness. Here is just one more example of the D.O.D.'s inability to function with restraint and judgement. How about a congressional investigation into this waste? Isn't it time to do some serious evaluation of the spending?

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“Crack cocaine for the Pentagon”: Meet the secret slush fund that’s getting hawks high

“Crack cocaine for the Pentagon”: Meet the secret slush fund that’s getting hawks high | Upsetment | Scoop.it
While the right cuts tons of basic services, here's the secret slush fund the military doesn't want you to discover
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First created by the Bush fuck-everything-up team and then codified by the Obama let's-not-make-people-angry crew, the OCO is a great way for the military-industrial-espionage complex to lie to the American people. And only one politician is trying to blow the whistle. Bernie Sanders may be the last decent person in Washington. I wonder if anyone else will line up behind him in this battle with the Pentagon spenders.

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Leaked Pentagon Report: The F-35 Won't Stand A Chance In Aerial Combat

Leaked Pentagon Report: The F-35 Won't Stand A Chance In Aerial Combat | Upsetment | Scoop.it
"Flawed beyond redemption."
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Of course we can't cut military and espionage spending in order to continue domestic programs. Why where could we possibly save when our military needs these wonderful weapons? (My sarcasm knows no bounds, but then neither does the hunger of these endless programs and the corporations that push them.)

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